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ERIC Number: ED559322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 98
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
The Second Year of Accelerating Opportunity: Implementation Findings from the States and Colleges
Anderson, Theresa; Eyster, Lauren; Lerman, Robert I.; O'Brien, Carolyn; Conway, Maureen; Jain, Ranita; Montes, Marcela
Urban Institute
The second annual implementation report for the Accelerating Opportunity (AO) initiative in four states finds that: (1) colleges aligned pathways and supports with local needs; (2) students were satisfied with AO; (3) AO instructors grew more adept at team teaching; (4) colleges struggled to recruit adult education students; (5) states and colleges sought new financial support and developed partnerships; (6) colleges served more students with fewer resources; and (7) states changed policies to support and sustain AO. AO provides grants to help community colleges create career pathway programs to enroll students with low basic skills into for-credit career and technical education courses to improve educational and employment outcomes. The following are appended: (1) Required Elements of AO and Theory of Change; and (2) North Carolina Accomplishments in AO.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Basic Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute; Aspen Institute
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; North Carolina